Wednesday, 12 January 2011
The End of the World -Okay I'm Exaggerating a Little - Very Little
The manufacturer of this piece of electronics calls it a back up network server. It's purpose is to function like an external hard drive for storing data that won't fit on your computer's hard drive. (for example the gazillion of pictures that I take each year.)
I call it The Bad Black Maxtor. I liked it until this morning. I've uploaded my digital pictures to it since 2003 and everything has been so happy.
And then this morning I went to move some of the 176 pictures I took yesterday to it's giant storage and nothing. I mean NOTHING! The web support page says that the little red light glowing on the right hand side is the red light of death.
And my pictures are in there!! I was having a hard time breathing as my dear (and desperate) husband spend the entire day trying to recover -just the almost most precious thing in the whole world to me. (I suppose I like my kids more, but the pictures don't talk back)
He can see every one of my photos on the manufacturers' secure web site but in 10 hours he was only able to download one half of one page out of 78 pages of pictures.
I was told that there is no safe magnetic storage for pictures. I swear that if I get them back I will put every picture on a CD and never let this happen again.
How do you store your digital pictures that let's you sleep peacefully at night?